Based on 81
Avg. Ease of use:
March 15, 2012
Great dectector good depth found plenty of coins no rings yet but found
plenty of gold and silver rings with my silver umax.
I got more for less!
February 24, 2012
First I would like to say for all those out there who say they dig a lot of
junk with the Cibola don't know how to use one! If you don't want to dig a
lot of junk turn off the All METAL! Don't be afraid to use the
discrimination feature! When you set up your detector bury some example
items in the ground. Say a square nail for instance. Bury it at 2 inches
and at 6 inches and using your discrimination mode adjust it to get the
best results. Folks tend to use the air method to set up their detector.
Wrong! Their is no detector out there that can beat aluminum! If you think
you are you more than likely gave up something real nice at one time or
another. The depth of this machine is better than some of those over rated
over priced pieces of junk folks pay a $1200 bucks for. Then if you want
better depth they want another $300 for a better coil! In metal detecting
depth means everything! All these fancy programs and buttons is crap! Most
of these LCD target Id's dance all over the place. I know I owned a few.
Especially on deeper targets. If you need manual ground balance and like
your Cibola have it added on for a few bucks. My Cibola can destroy almost
all these $1200 dollar machines on depth for less than $400 bucks!
February 22, 2012
I have been metal detecting for over 20 years with my father and Fisher
brand is all we ever used.
I purchased a 1225-X of my own about 6 years ago and it is still going
strong with ALL of the original parts.
I know some complain about the batteries getting stuck or the coil
connector bolt being cheap. I don't disagree, however, simple fix, put a
piece of tape on the side of the battery and a nicely fashioned pull-tab at
the end will do the trick. Replace the plastic bolt with something from
Home Depot or Lowes.
There is no option for 10 Stars so 5 will have to do. Great detector.
Cibola that will do for me
September 19, 2011
I have been an avid detectorist for about 18 yrs. I have used many machines
over the years, in all honesty I think this is the best. I have fitted a
double-d coil. This is as sensitive as the rapier and the c-scope and even
deeper than the single pulse machines I have owned. I too can't understand
why some people think its not a deep machine, believe me I often have to
dig a spade depth and would willingly prove it. Any one near sheffield who
doesn't believe contact me.
745 Teams Like this Cibola
September 05, 2011
We use the cibola units when we get calls from those that have lost this or
that valuable ring, heirloom etc..parks beaches, trails campsites etc., as
the cibola weighs just over 2 pounds it is great on trials, parks, and
campsites. Now the beach areas well due to the blacksand we have out this
way we then use our tesoro P.I. Units yet if item lost in the dry sand we
will use both.
The overall performance of these units is five stars in our humble
review.. we wish all well and Many good finds.. Take care 745 teams.
745 Teams Bill, Brian, Gary, Renato from
Los Angeles area
An Expensive 'Beep and Dig' Machine
September 02, 2011
I wish I had read the manual before buying the Cibola instead of reading
these reviews, most of which seem to glorify the Cibola and tout its deep
In short, the Cibola gives one tone for everything and the discrimination
doesn't seem very exact. For instance, nickels don't discriminate out until
the Disc knob is past the Nickel mark, and it's the same for Foil and the
other markings on the dial. Maybe that's not a big deal, but it seems like
Tesoro could have gotten it exact.
Some people love this machine, but I can't get over the single tone,
cheap-feeling plastic housing, and the thought that the next beep is just
going to be another battery or bullet casing. So, if you want to hear a
beep and dig to see what it is then get a Cibola, but if you want some kind
of clue as to what made it beep, get something else. I have a feeling it
would be at home on the open pastures instead of the city parks.
July 22, 2011
Excellent machine, have used fisher, minelab 30 50 70 and quattro. Cibolla
found my first roman silver on a field where the 70 and quattro found
nothing, easy to use with awesome results and it goes deep, have now
upgraded to a lobo still to try it but if it does not perform will be back
to cibolla. Best machine I have used.
June 15, 2011
After a lot of research I bought a tesoro cibola 6 weeks ago. I must admit
it took a few days to get the hang of all the settings, but let me tell
you, once you are in tune with your detector it will find everything.
Don't be put off by the fact that it does not have a digital screen, once
you have used it for a while
you will be able to tell exactly what it is by listening carefully.
This detector goes DEEP!! A little too deep if you're not into digging! I
found a button at 13 inches, it is also nice and light and you can use it
all day long.
The only slight complaint I have with the cibola is lack of a volume
control. I bought a separate volume control in Maplins, and believe me you
will need one too, it will blow your ears off! If you get a chance to buy
this detector go for it. I know there are fancier dearer models out there,
but they won't find more than the cibola.. . Go Cibola!
June 09, 2011
Don't let the simple looks and cheap price fool you, this is one great
detector! As stated by others, it is very deep, but the most amazing thing
is its fast target separation. You can be swinging the coil and get a
"trash signal", a "dig" signal, and another "trash signal" all within the
space of just a few inches on the swing. Dig and you'll find 2 pieces of
iron and a coin in the same hole. Amazing.
It's a real winner!
May 14, 2011
I recently purchased the Cibola and absolutely love the darn thing. I have
used many other brands which cost alot more money and the Cibola ranks at
the top of my list.
It's truly a turn on and go detector that goes deep and it's very accuracte
in Disc mode and easy to pinpoint. The Cibola uses the new high output
Technology (HOT) with built in mineralization detection making a true turn
on and go detector.
It's light weight and I can use it for hours without getting tired. The
Cibola will find anything that lies beneath the coil.
You don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great detector, Love the
Larry K from